What draws you in is their slow but sure change from self-conscious, image-savvy bores to evil, duplicitious
animals who would eat their stranded rivals to survive if they had to.
The same reversibility, of course, is a property of the letter I, and, because of the symbolism that Nabokov has used to thicken the V., the I becomes suspicious and duplicitious
"The situation in Kenya was such that to be honest was considered dangerous; to be duplicitious
, normal," according to a leading cleric."The impact, on the moral standing of a largely conservative population, was shattering."